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Barriers to research and capacity building at Hispanic-serving institutions: the case of HIV/AIDS research at the University of Puerto Rico

Bernal, G.; Ortiz-Torres, B.

American Journal of Public Health 99 Suppl. 1: S60-S65


ISSN/ISBN: 1541-0048
PMID: 19246676
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2007.121731
Accession: 051757403

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Substantive barriers to research, such as cultural, language, and methodological variables, exist in Hispanic-serving institutions. Historical and contextual variables account for the differences between academic settings with research-intensive centers and those with limited infrastructure for competitive research. We provide a case example to serve as a model for developing and strengthening the research infrastructure in Hispanic-serving institutions and for providing the mentorship Latino investigators may need to compete with other investigators in research-intensive centers. We present recommendations to reduce these barriers.

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